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Forum: Mapping & Navigation 06-28-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 24,354
Posted By AugustFalcon
Alas, my tracks are only in the U.S.A. (CT to TOR...

Alas, my tracks are only in the U.S.A. (CT to TOR via US 50 then MOA then to CA Hwy 36 via Lolo pass then up to western terminus of US 2 in Everett, WA then to Houlton, ME via US 2 and finally down...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 06-27-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 24,354
Posted By AugustFalcon
Route and track weirdness....

In the midst of the initial (day start and stop times are equal) planning of a really, really long trip in Furkot (~8,000 miles) and am seeing some weirdness on my Nav-V.

1. Once I have...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2,894
Views: 408,647
Posted By AugustFalcon
Me too but the 24K Topo sucks visually on the...

Me too but the 24K Topo sucks visually on the Nav-V to the point of being unusable. Beautiful on Basecamp though.

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Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2,894
Views: 408,647
Posted By AugustFalcon
I'd use some contact cleaner on the pins in the...

I'd use some contact cleaner on the pins in the mount. That usually fixes mine when it acts like that.

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Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2,894
Views: 408,647
Posted By AugustFalcon
When you create a route in Basecamp or Mapsource...

When you create a route in Basecamp or Mapsource also create a track and transfer both to the NAV. V. Once you find your way back to the Track then create a route from the Track on the Nav-V and...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2,894
Views: 408,647
Posted By AugustFalcon
Mine did it a few times on a multi week trip last...

Mine did it a few times on a multi week trip last year that involved a lot of rain. Looking closely at the pins in the mount I saw some discoloration. Bought some CRC brand contact cleaner and...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-27-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,328
Posted By AugustFalcon
It was a Baja Designs Side Panel tank. It holds...

It was a Baja Designs Side Panel tank. It holds 1.6 gallons of which about 1.3 is usable on a flat level non-bumpy road if it hasn't already leaked out past the fitting. They chose to use a simple...
Forum: Vendors 02-22-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 126,952
Posted By AugustFalcon
Usually they update four times a year. ...

Usually they update four times a year.

Lifetime updates have been worthwhile for me.

But NOTE maps bought on an sdcard cannot be updated nor can maps bought through downloads.

Maps bought on...
Forum: Vendors 02-21-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 573
Views: 41,852
Posted By AugustFalcon
Hey Dan, that's the plan! :) Sent from my...

Hey Dan, that's the plan! :)

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Forum: Vendors 02-19-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 573
Views: 41,852
Posted By AugustFalcon
A browser restart seems to have cured the...

A browser restart seems to have cured the problem.

I was also much more careful to actually put in some dates on the "start" screen.

Originally, I had also tried to import the GPX using the...
Forum: Vendors 02-19-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 573
Views: 41,852
Posted By AugustFalcon
Trying to learn Furkot by actually planning a...

Trying to learn Furkot by actually planning a trip. I read through the entire thread last night from 2345 to 0300 or so. Actually made a simple two point trip before I finished last night and it...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2,894
Views: 408,647
Posted By AugustFalcon
Use the file manager on your computer, not Garmin...

Use the file manager on your computer, not Garmin Express.
Open the sd card in one window and the music folder on your desktop in another, select the music files you want to move and drag and drop...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 12-16-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 125,467
Posted By AugustFalcon
Just went down and took pictures of both my...

Just went down and took pictures of both my Voyager and my Vapor. My results were the same as yours.

My camera basically thought the Vapor backlight put out about 4 stops more light than the...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 12-15-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 125,467
Posted By AugustFalcon
WileyCoyote: I have both the Voyager and the...

WileyCoyote: I have both the Voyager and the Vapor. Of the two the Voyager seems to have better contrast and is easier for me to read. Sometimes it is the only GPS device that is readable, especially...
Forum: Vendors 11-16-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 126,952
Posted By AugustFalcon
Amen to that; more than once I thought I was...

Amen to that; more than once I thought I was going to be a hood ornament on a big pickup truck. For some strange reason the really crazy drivers were always driving white ones.

Sent from my Kindle...
Forum: Vendors 11-13-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 126,952
Posted By AugustFalcon
At about 2:35 or so in the video the guys riding...

At about 2:35 or so in the video the guys riding the opposite way are: AugustFalcon, Flatlander53, TxTiger, and Hero1952.

H/t to the eagle-eyes of Flatlander53.

Sent from my Kindle Fire using...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2,894
Views: 408,647
Posted By AugustFalcon
What software version are you on? Mine is at 2.90...

What software version are you on? Mine is at 2.90

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Forum: GS Boxers 11-09-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2,894
Views: 408,647
Posted By AugustFalcon
On the Nav V: Where to: Saved: All saved places :...

On the Nav V: Where to: Saved: All saved places : Somenamedplace: i : Hamburger menu icon: Edit: Categories and give it a name. You won't have any All saved places until you have at least one...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-03-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 30,170
Posted By AugustFalcon
I rode by that lava field in 2008 coming back...

I rode by that lava field in 2008 coming back from the TAT. Its other worldliness was stunning; so beautiful!

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Forum: Day Trippin' 10-27-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 30,170
Posted By AugustFalcon
Me too! :o Sent from my Kindle Fire using...

Me too! :o

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-23-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,328
Posted By AugustFalcon
Equipment thoughts...

FRS radios: Family Radio Service. Next time I am bringing at least two relatively inexpensive FRS sets. One for the lead and one for the sweep rider. We ended up in two situations where we had...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-23-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,328
Posted By AugustFalcon
Warming up...

Warming up...
http://augustfalcon.smugmug.com/HoW2014/i-H4NfqnG/0/M/DSC_3924-M.jpg (http://augustfalcon.smugmug.com/HoW2014/i-H4NfqnG/A)
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-23-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,328
Posted By AugustFalcon
Why are these men laughing?

Why are these men laughing?
http://augustfalcon.smugmug.com/HoW2014/i-CvMnMZK/1/M/DSC_3914-M.jpg (http://augustfalcon.smugmug.com/HoW2014/i-CvMnMZK/A)

Could this be a clue?...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-23-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,328
Posted By AugustFalcon
Ron's cheery, too...

Another happy camper...

http://augustfalcon.smugmug.com/HoW2014/i-fSHGnwv/1/M/DSC_3910-M.jpg (http://augustfalcon.smugmug.com/HoW2014/i-fSHGnwv/A)
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-23-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,328
Posted By AugustFalcon
Happy Thomas...

Thomas was always happy.... even when hanging laundry

http://augustfalcon.smugmug.com/HoW2014/i-cDPH5P3/0/M/DSC_3901-M.jpg (http://augustfalcon.smugmug.com/HoW2014/i-cDPH5P3/A)
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-23-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,328
Posted By AugustFalcon
A feather...

Found an (eagle?) feather

http://augustfalcon.smugmug.com/HoW2014/i-7GBKwBs/0/M/DSC_3880ca-M.jpg (http://augustfalcon.smugmug.com/HoW2014/i-7GBKwBs/A)

(Photoshopped this to remove the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-23-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,328
Posted By AugustFalcon
Utah, near the Nevada border

We were wasted from the sand and heat. We are waiting for Tom and Thomas to get through the sandy shortcut.

http://augustfalcon.smugmug.com/HoW2014/i-Bq52pJt/0/M/DSC_3864-M.jpg...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-23-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,328
Posted By AugustFalcon
It was cold...

We were up high and it was chilly in the morning. This is the reading from my Voyager air temp. The water temp read about 3 degrees colder.
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-23-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,328
Posted By AugustFalcon
TxTiger...

Ron's "I had a big 'Oh Shit' moment"

<iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" width="640" height="430"...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-23-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,328
Posted By AugustFalcon
Sometimes sand is just no fun...

Thomas is tired of sand...

<iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" width="640" height="360"...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-23-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,328
Posted By AugustFalcon
Tom demonstrates a Sven Saw!

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-23-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,328
Posted By AugustFalcon
Bike prep and other random thoughts...

Loctite, loctite, loctite! :deal Do this on all accessible frame type bolts and nuts paying particular attention to your subframe and kickstand. We ran into lots of washboard some of which was fairly...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-23-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,328
Posted By AugustFalcon
My $0.02...

A couple of additional comments and observations...

TxTiger was pretty accurate in his descriptions and comments about the group dynamics, how well we fit together, and what our jobs were, e.g.,...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-22-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,328
Posted By AugustFalcon
Hi Paul. I was the guy in this group on the 250....

Hi Paul. I was the guy in this group on the 250. The 650s were the slower bikes because they were much heavier and wore their riders down faster. A Super Sherpa 250 would have had no problem keeping...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 09-29-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 125,467
Posted By AugustFalcon
Just got back from doing the Heart of the West...

Just got back from doing the Heart of the West route: about 2,500 miles of mostly dirt on my 2002 KTM 250 EXC Racing with the Voyager mounted in their metal mount. Fell over a couple of times and had...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 09-29-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 961
Views: 116,178
Posted By AugustFalcon
Once again my Nav-V has acted in a way I did not...

Once again my Nav-V has acted in a way I did not expect!

Just got back from doing the Heart of the West route (not to be missed). In miles it was about 2,000 to get there, 2,500 on the route, and...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 08-29-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 125,467
Posted By AugustFalcon
Got my metal mount for the KTM from Trailtech...

Got my metal mount for the KTM from Trailtech today; best $20 I ever spent :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

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Forum: The Garage 08-23-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 893
Views: 157,793
Posted By AugustFalcon
The really sad part is that once Dirty replied...

The really sad part is that once Dirty replied above then I remembered reading the posts warning about the interactions between plastics and threadlockers. :baldy
Forum: The Garage 08-23-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 157,793
Posted By AugustFalcon
Question : I used some Loctite 222 low strength...

Question : I used some Loctite 222 low strength thread locker on the mounting screws for my Trailtech Voyager. The mount is primarily plastic with embedded threaded inserts for the bracket to the...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 08-23-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 125,467
Posted By AugustFalcon
Don't try this at home folks....

Finally got around to mounting the Voyager on the bike a week to 10 days ago. Never really got the mount quite dialed in because I was busy making a bunch of minor repairs before I leave to do the...
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